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Global Watch launch

6 digital photos of the launch of Global Watch, an initiative to end racism in sports, at the NMF.

Flow Communications (Pty) Ltd

Opening of the exhibition 'For Madiba with Love' by David Turnley, 2014.02.02, Houghton: [Set of 70 Still Images]

Opening of the exhibition 'For Madiba with Love' by David Turnley at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The event also marked the signing of a Memorandum of understanding between the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the National Library of South Africa for a de-acidification project to preserve Madiba's papers. The project is funded by the US Embassy. People featuring are Peter Magubane, Ahmed Kathrada, George Bizos, Barbara Hogan, the US Embassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard, Steven van Zandt, MC Leanne Manas, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel, African National Congress Deputy General Jessie Duarte, Thebe Foundation CEO Mokgethi, and Sello Hatang.

Reed, Vernon

Bill Clinton endorses Mandela Day and Auma Obama visits the gifts room and archives, 2010.06.24, Houghton: [Set of 233 Still Images]

The series begins with the visit of Auma Obama (half-sister of US President Barack Obama), US Ambassador Donald Gips, his wife and sons to the gifts room and the archives.

Followed by photographs of Bill Clinton making a speech, Achmat Dangor (Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO of the time), Cyril Ramaphosa, Ahmed Kathrada, Leslie Maasdorp (vice-Chairman ABSA Capital), Audience in the auditorium,

Yazbek, Debbie

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Interview of Ahmed Kathrada by Sahm Venter, 2009.05.12, Houghton: [Interview]

Proceedings of an interview of Mr Ahmed Kathrada by Sahm Venter. The interview about his life, his involvement in the struggle against Apartheid, imprisonment, Robben Island, release and working for the African National Congress (ANC). The interviews start with when Kathrada first received his driver's license driving people around and continues to his personal life his relationship with Sylvia, Bram Fischer, arrest, sentencing and being sent to Robben Island.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Ilan Ossendryver Collection: [Set of 254 Still Images]

Three (3) sub-series of photographs by Ilan Ossendryver.
1. Photos of Nelson Mandela and family took after the press conference in Soweto, probably on 13 or 14 February 1990, just after his release. Photos are taken in the front of his house with nurses greeting him, schoolgirls at the fence. Portraits and full photos of Mandela standing with a raised fist. Close-ups of Mandela with Zindzi Mandela and baby and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Murphy Morobe and Zwelakwe Sisulu are also in the photos.

2. Photos of Nelson Mandela casting his vote at the voting station in Houghton, Johannesburg. Zindziswa Mandela is in the photos.

3. Photos of Nelson Mandela attending Arbor day in Soweto holding a spade and planting a tree. Machel, Graça both seated greeting children dressed in green Arbor week T-shirts and yellow hats. Ahmed Kathrada is also in the photos.

Ossendryver, Ilan

Hunger for Freedom: Anna Trapido

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/15
  • Series
  • 2007 to 2008
23 interviews conducted by Anna Trapido in the making of her cookbook "Hunger for Freedom" a gastro-political biography of Mr. Mandela's journey from his boyhood through his life before and after his imprisonment, to the presidential banquets. It includes some personal and political anecdotes of people who were involved in one way or the other with Mr. Nelson Mandela.
Transcripts of most interviews are available as printouts and electronic copies on CD.

Trapido, Anna

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Rivonia trial documents handover from the Oppenheimers to the National Archives, 2008.11.28, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

Video on Nelson Mandela 1962 Africa trip diary and the 1962 Notebook handed to the National Archives of SA. Proceedings of the handover of the “Percy Yutar” papers from the Oppenheimer family to the National Archives of South Africa. Place Nelson Mandela Foundation. People Jakes Gerwel, Nicky Oppenheimer, Minister of Arts and Culture Dr Pallo Jordan, Ahmed Kathrada, Verne Harris, Sahm Venter and Rick Stengel.

Imani Media

The Launch of Making Peace Exhibition, 2007.07.19, Houghton: [Set of 142 Still Images]

The opening of the exhibition ‘Making Peace’, an exhibition about Albert Luthuli. With Nelson Mandela; Dr Luthuli (Albert Luthuli’s daughter); the artist who painted The Black Christ, Ronald Harrison; Lindiwe Sisulu; Bill Clinton; Ahmed Kathrada; Nthato Motlana; Luli Callinicos and others

Willman, Matthew

Launch of the photobook 'Mandela: The Authorised Portrait' at the NMF, 2006.10.09, Houghton: [Set of 188 Still Images]

The launch of the coffee table book ‘Mandela: The Authorised Portrait’ with Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Albie Sachs, Ahmed Kathrada, Trevor Manuel, Jakes Gerwel, Graça Machel and others. Some nice photos of Mandela and others with the book cover behind them.

Oryx Media Production

Oryx Media

Ceremony at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in which Nelson Mandela and Gatsha Buthelezi are presented with the Alumni ring and blazer from the University of Fort Hare.

Oryx Media Production

Opening Centre of Memory, 2004.09.21, Houghton: [Set of 65 Still Images]

An opening of the Centre of Memory. Featuring Brad Pitt looking at the exhibition, Nelson Mandela arriving with Zelda la Grange, Nelson Mandela looking at the exhibition, Nelson Mandela and Nelson Mandela Foundation staff group photos, Ahmed Kathrada and Mac Maharaj looking at the exhibition ’Prisoner in the Garden’; Shots of archival materials, Donald Card and his wife.

Willman, Matthew

Sahm Venter Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2009/14
  • Series
  • 1984 to 2000
Documents accumulated by Sahm Venter from ca. 1984-2002 as part of her work as a journalist as well as a dedicated political activist during the struggle for liberation in South Africa. The documents have been categorised and arranged by the following subjects or formats:
Personal papers
Organisations / Community based organisations
Court cases, Petitions and Appeals
Speeches and writings
Universities
Publications.

Venter, Sahm

NMF_Desk_Calender_12_051

  • NMPP-PC-NMPP-PC-2009/5.1-12-51
  • page
  • 1989-12-04 - 1989-12-10
  • Part of Prison Collection

1 page of a printed desk calendar with handwritten notes covering the year of 1989. The calendar was used as a diary by Nelson Mandela while in prison and contains entries concerning matters such as visits, dreams, films, books, personal health and politics.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

NMF_Desk_Calender_12_038

  • NMPP-PC-NMPP-PC-2009/5.1-12-38
  • page
  • 1989-09-04 - 1989-09-10
  • Part of Prison Collection

1 page of a printed desk calendar with handwritten notes covering the year of 1989. The calendar was used as a diary by Nelson Mandela while in prison and contains entries concerning matters such as visits, dreams, films, books, personal health and politics.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

NMF_Desk_Calender_12_030

  • NMPP-PC-NMPP-PC-2009/5.1-12-30
  • page
  • 1989-07-10 - 1989-07-16
  • Part of Prison Collection

1 page of a printed desk calendar with handwritten notes covering the year of 1989. The calendar was used as a diary by Nelson Mandela while in prison and contains entries concerning matters such as visits, dreams, films, books, personal health and politics.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

NMF_Desk_Calender_11_016

  • ZA COM NMPP-PC-NMPP-PC-2009/5.1-11-16
  • page
  • 1988-03-28 - 1988-04-03
  • Part of Prison Collection

1 page of a printed desk calendar with handwritten notes covering the year of 1988. The calendar was used as a diary by Nelson Mandela while in prison and contains entries concerning matters such as visits, dreams, films, books, personal health and politics.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

NMF_Desk_Calender_10_054

  • NMPP-PC-NMPP-PC-2009/5.1-10-54
  • page
  • 1987-12-21 - 1987-12-27
  • Part of Prison Collection

1 page of a printed desk calendar with handwritten notes covering the year of 1987. The calendar was used as a diary by Nelson Mandela while in prison and contains entries concerning matters such as visits, dreams, films, books, personal health and politics.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

NMF_Desk_Calender_10_005

  • NMPP-PC-NMPP-PC-2009/5.1-10-5
  • page
  • 1987-01-12 - 1987-01-18
  • Part of Prison Collection

1 page of a printed desk calendar with handwritten notes covering the year of 1987. The calendar was used as a diary by Nelson Mandela while in prison and contains entries concerning matters such as visits, dreams, films, books, personal health and politics.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

NMF_Desk_Calender_9_051

  • NMPP-PC-NMPP-PC-2009/5.1-9-51
  • page
  • 1986-12-01 - 1986-12-07
  • Part of Prison Collection

1 page of a printed desk calendar with handwritten notes covering the year of 1986. The calendar was used as a diary by Nelson Mandela while in prison and contains entries concerning matters such as visits, dreams, films, books, personal health and politics.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

NMF_Desk_Calender_9_030

  • NMPP-PC-NMPP-PC-2009/5.1-9-30
  • page
  • 1986-07-07 - 1986-07-13
  • Part of Prison Collection

1 page of a printed desk calendar with handwritten notes covering the year of 1986. The calendar was used as a diary by Nelson Mandela while in prison and contains entries concerning matters such as visits, dreams, films, books, personal health and politics.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Judge Thumba Pillay Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2010/9
  • Series
  • 1959-01-01 - 1979-12-31
This series consists of two letters smuggled out of Robben Island in 1977. Mac Maharaj gave them to Judge Thumba Pillay of legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. The letters are written by Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada, both of them wishing to appoint the firm to act on their behalf in legal proceedings against the Department of Prisons. Since the authorities refused contact with their attorneys, they had to use this "illegal" method to seek legal representation. The collection includes an envelope that Judge Pillay had posted addressed to his law firm. He did this in the event that the Security Police questioned him about how he received the letters, he would be able to prove that they were posted anonymously to him.
A second donation of Judge Thumba Pillay contains correspondence and documents (mainly copies) pertaining to the case of Mandela vs Minister of Prisons.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Correspondence

Documents and correspondence relating to the case of Nelson Mandela vs Minister of Prisons.

Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy)

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_1_001.jpg

This item consists of an envelope addressed to the legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. For security reasons, Judge Pillay had a family member mail an empty envelope to the firm. This precaution was taken to protect Mac Maharaj and Judge Pillay in the event of an interrogation by Security Police. The Judge could then say that he had received the documents from an unknown source through the post.

Pillay, Thumba

Envelope

This item consists of an envelope addressed to the legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. For security reasons, Judge Pillay had a family member mail an empty envelope to the firm. This precaution was taken to protect Mac Maharaj and Judge Pillay in the event of an interrogation by Security Police. The Judge could then say that he had received the documents from an unknown source through the post.

Pillay, Thumba

NMF_Smuggled_Letter_1_002.jpg

This item consists of an envelope addressed to the legal firm of Pillay Seedat & Co. For security reasons, Judge Pillay had a family member mail an empty envelope to the firm. This precaution was taken to protect Mac Maharaj and Judge Pillay in the event of an interrogation by Security Police. The Judge could then say that he had received the documents from an unknown source through the post.

Pillay, Thumba

Mayibuye Archives, 1940s-1960s, South Africa: [Set of 52 still images]

Collection of historical photographs held by the Mayibuye Archives: Yusuf Dadoo and Joe Slovo in a march in London, 1963, in response to increasing repression against apartheid in South Africa and the arrest of Nelson Mandela and other comrades; Mandela with members of the National Liberation Front of Algeria in 1962; Mandela posing for a photo with Batshaka Cele, a relative of Winnie Madikizela Mandela.

Mayibuye Archives

Ahmed Kathrada Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP-2009/3
  • Series
  • 1963 to 1964
Consists of an annotated and signed copy of Mandela’s speech from the dock and carbon copy of the charge sheet from the Rivonia Trial, The State vs Mandela and others.

Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy)

Kholvad House ,1953, Johannesburg: [Set of 4 still images]

Photographs were taken on the rooftop of flat number 13 Kholvad House, 27 Market Street, Johannesburg. The group photo is with from L to R: Yusuf Cachalia (SAIC), DU Mistry (SAIC), Dan Tloome (SACTU/ANC), Goolam Pahad (SAIC), OR Tambo (ANC), David Bopape (Transvaal ANC), Molvi Cachalia (SAIC).

Shore, Herbert

Bahame Tom Nyanduga Collection, 1990, Tanzania: [Set of 20 photographic prints]

20 faded colour photoprints taken in 1990 in Tanzania on the occasion of Nelson Mandela's first visit there since 1962. Some are taken at the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO). Other identifiable people appearing in the pictures are: Winnie Mandela, Chris Hani, Ruth Mompati, James Mahlangu(?), Cyril Ramaphosa, Valli Moosa, Ahmed Kathrada, Trevor Manual, Alpheus Manghezi (head of SOMAFCO).

Nyanduga, Bahame Tom

The 11th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture and Dinner with Doctor Mo Ibrahim, 2013.08.17, Tshwane: [Set of 222 Images]

The 11th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture with Doctor Mo Ibrahim. The event was held at the University of South Africa (UNISA) on the 17th of August 2013. The theme for the lecture was “Building social cohesion”: a call for all South Africans to work towards a united, cohesive, democratic and national society. Dr Ibrahim’s address focused on the need for social cohesion not only in South Africa, but also between the 54 nations that make up the African continent.

Blue Media

State Commemoration Freedom Park, 2014.12.05, Pretoria: [Set of 96 Images]

Freedom Park commemoration, tributes and international call to action. South African Government commemorative activities (led by the Presidency and supported by the Department of Social Development). Inter-faith prayer service and veterans wreath-laying at the Union Buildings, Tshwane.

van der Stoep, Yolanda

Baileys African History Archives (BAHA), 1950s-1990s, South Africa: [Set of 30 Still Images]

Photographs of King Kong musical, a South African Jazz-influenced musical that played an extraordinary role in enhancing collaboration between black and white South African in the international entertainment field, and as a direct challenge to apartheid. Photographs of Chief Albert Luthuli, Albertina Luthuli, Robert Sobukwe, Ahmed Kathrada,

Baileys African History Archives (BAHA)

Nelson Mandela re-union with ex treason and Rivonia surviving triallist, 2007-2008, Houghton: [Recorded Event]

Video on Winnie Mandela Ahmed Kathrada, Photo with the Mandela Family Amina Cachalia, John Nkadimeng, Andrew Mlangeni, Mosie Moola and son, Henry Makgothi, Gertrude Shope. Arthur Chaskalson, George Bizo, Alexio Bizos, photo with Winnie.

Giant Media

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